Taking a Londoner on a taste of Melbourne: Movida, Tonka, Cup of Truth, Le Petit Gateau.

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When a visitor comes to visit us in Melbourne, it is never easy drawing up an itinerary that would best showcase what our food scene has to offer. Luckily for our friend from London, she would be here for much longer than the usual holiday stint, which gave me less pressure do it all. Nonetheless … Continue reading

East-side brunch series: Coffeehead & Goldilocks

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Part 1 of east-side brunch series… With the summer months on our doorstep, it is time to bring on the lazy weekend brunches and enjoy the weather! This month I will bring to you a mini-hunt of Melbourne’s east-side for the most worthy brunch delectables. Some of the delectables to expect in coming posts include … Continue reading

Brunch roundup (10 October): Cavallini, Red Door Corner Store, Maling room, Percy’s Aeroplane.

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A quick breakfast roundup. *Click to scroll down to: Red Door Corner Store, Maling Room, Percy’s Aeroplane. Or just start reading from Cavallini… [Cavallini] Where: 354 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North Contact: 03 9486 3883 Located near the northern end of Hoddle Street – a small pocket I don’t venture to often – this little café-bakery puts … Continue reading

Breakfast roundup #1 – De Clieu

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Sleek, with polished concrete, and yet mildly botanical. Menu is rather hip, presented on a clipboard with items you just want to grab off the page and eat. De Clieu offers a selection from Mark Dundon’s seven seeds range, coffee here is always a reliable choice. The latte is velvety and mellow with a waft … Continue reading

Breakfast at St Ali – South Melbourne

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Ok people, after much deliberation I have decided to streamline a few posts (particularly the return visits) so the time delay can improve from the current two month lag. This is another eat out to celebrate mine and a few other friend’s birthdays – a big coalesce of binge eating and sugar high. Here’s a … Continue reading

Snow Pony – Breakfast revisited

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95 Whitehorse Rd Balwyn 03 9816 8911 A quick revisit on one of my local breakfast joints: Snow Pony. Looking back at the first review of this place in the very early days of this blog I realise how much difference 1 year can make on ones writing style and photography skills (*ahem including remembering … Continue reading

Axil Coffee Roasters

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322 Burwood Road Hawthorn, 3122 03 9819 0091 This is probably the 2nd of a series (1st of which was Auction Rooms) of probably more than 5 brunch joints I’ve visited in the last month or so. So get ready for a serious overload on BREAKFAST! Just a short walk away from the bustle of … Continue reading

Café Vue – Heide & Melb airport

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This in all truth is a bit of an odd post. Firstly there are two parts to the post, and they were not on the same day. Secondly, whilst they are affiliated with each other, one was disappointingly boring, whilst the other is indulgently delicious but painfully so. So, let me tell you why… Café … Continue reading

Seven Seeds – sister of BBB and DeClieu

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114 Berkeley St Carlton, 3053 03 9347 8664 Just a quick stop after dropping Ms JH off at Uni… I seriously don’t understand this trend for café obscurity – what happened to big fluoro signage that was easy to spot? Thank God for iPhone GPS, for the front entrance is so hidden away you could … Continue reading

St Ali – breakfast in South Melb

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18 Yarra Place South Melbourne, 3205 03 9686 2990 Getting used to waking up early for work has taken a lot of getting used to. Now my sleep-wake cycle is generally up before sunrise (6am), and sleep not too long after sunset (10pm or earlier sometimes) – sad I know – which means sleeping in … Continue reading

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